About the Exhibition

From hourglass to outrageous: fashion redefined.
This extensive exhibition of contemporary fashion from LACMA's permanent collection examines designers who have challenged the canons of the body's fashionable silhouette, revolutionized methods of garment construction, rejected the formulaic use of materials and techniques, and exploited new technology in textile production. MORE

Official Exhibition Gallery

  • "Zig Zag" Dress by Issey Miyake
    Average: 3.8 (41 votes)
  • Blouse by Dolce & Gabbana
    Average: 3.9 (31 votes)
  • Dress by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Average: 4.4 (44 votes)
  • "Pao" Coat by Issey Miyake
    Average: 3.2 (199 votes)

Project IMA Fashion Show


Simply Halston: On view through January 4, 2009

Roy Halston Frowick (1932-1990) was born in Iowa and grew up in Indiana. Hailed by Newsweek magazine as “the premier fashion designer of all America,” Halston began his career as a milliner and later designed the hat Jacqueline Kennedy wore at her husband’s inauguration in 1961. A master of cut, he was a favorite of many celebrities and designed clothes for Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Anjelica Huston and Lauren Bacall, among others. Basing his designs on minimal and conceptual art principles, Halston created clothes that were modern and elegant.

Project IMA

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Project IMA Designers